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Annette Ginns

Senior Associate Solicitor
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I joined Irwin Mitchell in 2001, initially working on international personal injury cases in foreign jurisdictions. In 2004 I moved to the Serious Injury Team to specialise in cases involving catastrophic, life changing injuries. I work with clients who have suffered significant brain damage, multiple injuries - fractures and internal injuries and amputations, serious burns and psychiatric and psychological harm.


"You have been like a sister, a good friend and our 'guardian angel. Your support has been [a] tower of strength for me. Your endless encouragement, your patience with us and understanding of the horrific impact of the accident on our lives, to say our expectations were exceeded, is indeed an understatement." - former client

What inspired you to get into law?

My favourite teacher at school left to be a lawyer. I hope to one day be as fabulous and inspirational as he was.

It was either that or 'lorry driver'.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?

Meeting people that I would never have met if they had not suffered their injury, and knowing that I am the better person for it and having that privilege. I do not cease to feel humbled by what people are expected and able to endure.

What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?

Working with colleagues who share my passion, strength and determination for fixing as many things as possible, the courage to do so and the wisdom and experience to know how.

What do you do away from the office?

I walk by the sea as much as I possibly can, dive whenever I am somewhere warm. I love books, the theatre, ballet and opera and a really good film, my greenhouse, my garden and my new husband! I also spend as much time as I possibly can with my mum who has Alzheimer’s Disease.

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